of venues, transport, map references and other advice are at the
bottom of this page.)
Events and Walks
Unless otherwise stated all indoor meetings
will be held in the Upper Hall, High St Methodist Church, Witney
at 7.15pm for 7.30 to 10pm
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Sunday 1st 4 am DAWN CHORUS Minster Lovell. Meet at car park
at top of lane leading to the Minster ruins. Map Ref: SP322113
Leader: David Rolfe 01993 773123 / 07583 426446 O
Friday 6th 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm INDOOR MEETING Upper Hall, Methodist
Church, High Street, Witney. Malcolm Brownsword "Chilterns
Wildlife". Please bring plants and books for our usual sale
in aid of Club funds.
Sunday 5th 10.30 am BERNWOOD MEADOWS (BBOWT). A traditional
hay meadow brimming with wild flowers and insects including green-winged
orchids and forester moths. Meet at Bernwood Forest car park on
Stanton St John to Oakley road from where we will walk through to
the meadow. Map Ref SP612118.
Leader: Peter Creed 01635 550380 or 01865 248710 BOG
18th 9 am MOTH MORNING and breakfast. Come and meet the moths
from overnight traps at Stonefold, Worsham Lane, Asthall Leigh with
Dr Marc Botham, butterfly and moth ecologist. Map Ref SP298116.
Limited parking so please car share.
For information call Brenda Betteridge 01993 878615.
7.30 pm GREENHAM COMMON, Berkshire. Joint trip with Oxford RSPB
to find tree pipits, woodcocks, nightjars and maybe a woodlark.
Map Ref SU484653.
Leader: David Rolfe 01993 773123 / 07583 426446 O
Monday 4th 6 pm CHIMNEY MEADOWS Joint meeting with the Wychwood
Flora Group for a guided tour of this BBOWT reserve with Lisa Lane.
354013. Booking essential as parking is limited in the designated
BBOWT car park on the left at the entrance to the reserve.
Contact person: Brenda Betteridge 01993 878615 BOG
21st 7.30 pm SWINBROOK circular walk 2-3 miles via Widford followed
by a search for glow worms after dark. Park near church SP280121.
Car sharing is advised.
Leader: Sue Morton 01993 703686 BOG
Sunday 24th INTERNATIONAL BIRDS OF PREY CENTRE at Newent, Glos.
47 miles from Witney. The centre is for the conservation of all
birds of prey and their habitats through public education and captive
breeding. Flying demonstrations. Café. Wheelchairs can be
booked - Tel:01531 820286.
Postal Code GL18
1JJ. Meet in the car park at 11 am.
Leader: David Roberts 01993 841194/07790 516454 OW
Thursday 4th 6.30 pm UPTON, BURFORD evening walk at Middle Lane.
Park on B4425 (continuation of Sheep Street, Burford) near turn
for Little Barrington. SP243124.
Leader: Tony Florey 01993 775020. BOG
11 am ASTON UPTHORPE DOWNS AND OVEN BOTTOM (SSSI) for summer
butterflies, chalk grassland flowers, buzzards, red kites, wheatear,
corn bunting. About 1 mile east of Blewbury on the A417, opposite
the left turn to Aston Upthorpe and Aston Tirrold, turn right on
to a steep unclassified road. After about half a mile, park at the
large grain building on the right. Bring a packed lunch. Tea at
West Hagbourne afterwards. The walk is about 4 miles with moderate
Leader: Malcolm Brownsword 01235 850668 BOGL
Saturday 20th 12.30 for 1 pm SUMMER PARTY at Shilton Village
Hall. Enquiries and bookings to Yvonne Townsend 01993 772906 / 07917
606129. Please bring your own wine. Soft drinks will be supplied.
Send cheque made payable to West Oxfordshire Field Club for £12
to Tony Florey by 29th July.
Sunday 4th 11 am - 5 pm WYCHWOOD FOREST FAIR in Cornbury Park,
Charlbury. Entry fee. Volunteers needed for the Field Club publicity
Please contact Tony Florey 01993 775020 if you can help. BOG
11 am GEOLOGY WALK along Hook Norton Railway Cutting South (BBOWT
reserve). This site is an SSSI for its geology and biology. The
cuttings are amongst the most important sections of the Jurassic
Hook Norton Member of the Chipping Norton formation in existence.
This section helps us understand the fundamental changes that occur
in the Middle Jurassic successions traced from the Gloucestershire/
Oxfordshire area into the east Midlands. Park at a minor crossroads
and walk down to the entrance.
Grid ref: SP
35855 31832 Nearest postcode: OX15
Leader: Lesley Dunlop BSc. BA. MSc. FGS. 01993 770703 / 07790 896118
Friday 7th 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm INDOOR MEETING Upper Hall, Methodist
Church, High Street, Witney
John Tyler "The Countryside in Autumn".
10.30 am FUNGUS FORAY at Foxholes BBOWT Reserve, Bruern. Meet
in the reserve car park Map Ref SP259208.
Leader: Peter Creed 01635 550380 or 01865 248710.
to Monday 24th North Norfolk - 3 nights.
For enquiries please contact Roy Jackson 01993 841670 / 07976 050058
All indoor meetings are held at the High Street Methodist Church
Hall, Witney, usually in the Upper Hall.
All are welcome from 7.15 p.m., and the main meeting will start
at 7.30 p.m. Queries should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org,
or directed to the Programme Secretary, on 01993 841194.
regret no dogs are allowed on our walks.
the walks members are advised to buy either the first two Ordnance
Survey maps or the second two in the following list to help in finding
the start point of walks.
No 25 Outdoor Leisure Series for the Cotswolds at 2 1/2" to
Map No 180 Explorer Series for Oxford, Witney and Woodstock at 2
½" to the mile.
Map No 163 Landranger Series for Cheltenham Area at 1 1/4"
to the mile.
Map No 164 Landranger Series for Oxford area at 1 ¼"
to the mile.
Book Shop, High Street, Witney (next to Woolgate Entrance), Blackwells
and Waterstones in Oxford stock these.
references for the walks venues consist of two letters (the map
area) and six numbers. These can easily be worked out by reading
the first two numbers of the reference given along the top or bottom
(horizontal) edges of the map (the third map
number represents the number of tenths towards the next map number
to the right).
Similarly, read the last three numbers for the vertical map reference
from the bottom to the top of the map. Tracing with your finger,
you find the meeting point where the two tracing lines intersect.
should be e-mailed to email@example.com, or directed
Programme Secretary on 01993 841194 unless another contact number
is given in the programme.
without transport should telephone a club officer/committee member
will be very pleased to arrange a lift.
to symbols used in programme:
B Botanical Interest
O Ornithological Interest
G General Interest
W Wheelchair accessible
L Bring Lunch
T Bring Tea